Buying a Car

Buying a car is a big deal.  Also, there’s more to pay than just the initial cost.

When buying a car you should make sure that you have enough money to purchase the car, register the car, properly insure the car and maintain it.

Do your research – if you’ve found the car you like, and the price is right, check with your mechanic and ask if they know of any common problems with that make and model, or you can contact a service that offers pre-purchase inspections on cars.

When you register your car you pay to legally drive and park the vehicle on the street. You will also need to pay for Compulsory Third Party Insurance (CTP), which in Tasmania is included on your vehicle registration.  You can read more info on CTP here.

It is illegal to drive an unregistered vehicle on a public street and you can receive large fines for driving an unregistered vehicle.

It’s also a great idea to have car insurance to cover events like injuring another person in an accident or damaging another vehicle or property. A higher level of insurance can also cover your car from theft and fire.